As the need for greater access to oral health care continues to increase in low-income and rural communities across the United States, so has the demand for states to recognize the role dental therapists play on an oral health care team.
A high number of low-income students ages 6 to 11 (6.5 million) are lacking dental sealants due in part to state-based regulations and policies that limit or prohibit dental hygienists from sealing children’s teeth at schools, a recent Pew…
Compared with the general population, patients at risk for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) demonstrate higher levels of periodontal bacteria before evidence of the chronic inflammatory joint disease presents itself.
A University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (Penn Dental Medicine) study has identified the Foxo1 protein as being key to angiogenesis (blood vessel formation), a process that’s crucial to wound healing.
Researchers at Queen Mary University of London may have discovered a new way to produce materials capable of regenerating dental enamel.
Research presented at the American Academy of Physician Assistants’ (AAPA) 2018 conference in New Orleans notes that while physician assistants (PAs) are working to improve their knowledge of oral health issues and the oral-systemic link,…
University of Washington (UW) researchers have designed a natural biogenic agent that uses proteins to rebuild dental enamel and treat dental caries.
Alcohol consumption may also increase microbial populations linked to periodontal diseases, cardiovascular disease, and head and neck cancers.
Growing evidence suggests that when compared with the general population, patients with diabetes face increased risk for periodontal diseases—which, in turn, is believed to adversely affect blood glucose levels.